Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Stress Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Stress Testing over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Stress Testing
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 694 759 710
Rank change year-on-year +65 -49 -3
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 161 112 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 56 110
England median daily rate £550 £475 £557
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -14.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £365 £300 £363
90th Percentile £688 £625 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £469 £538
% change year-on-year +17.33% -12.79% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £60.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +84.62% -
UK median hourly rate - £60.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +84.62% -

Stress Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80294 81883 85035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.66% 84.16% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54019 54581 56048
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1877 2118 2511
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%

Stress Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Stress Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Stress Testing in England

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Stress Testing in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Stress Testing in England

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Stress Testing in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Stress Testing in England

Stress Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Stress Testing in England

Stress Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 135 £550 - 6
South East +4 10 £415 +10.67% 1
North of England +49 8 £456 +52.08% 1
North West +18 6 £331 +10.42%
South West -5 4 £450 +25.87% 1
Midlands +15 2 £380 +8.19% 2
East of England -4 2 £323 -7.86%
Yorkshire - 2 £550 - 1
West Midlands +16 1 £420 +19.57% 2
East Midlands - 1 £340 -
Stress Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 73 (45.34%) Banking
2 71 (44.10%) Finance
3 69 (42.86%) SQL
4 59 (36.65%) Credit Risk
5 57 (35.40%) Market Risk
6 51 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (31.68%) Investment Banking
7 31 (19.25%) Degree
7 31 (19.25%) JIRA
8 30 (18.63%) Test Scripting
8 30 (18.63%) Risk Management
8 30 (18.63%) JMeter
9 26 (16.15%) C#
10 24 (14.91%) .NET
11 23 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 23 (14.29%) Front Office
12 22 (13.66%) Performance Testing
12 22 (13.66%) Technical Analysis
13 21 (13.04%) Project Management
13 21 (13.04%) VBA
13 21 (13.04%) Python
14 20 (12.42%) Web Services
14 20 (12.42%) WPF
14 20 (12.42%) .NET Framework
14 20 (12.42%) Software Testing
14 20 (12.42%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (11.80%) Test Automation
15 19 (11.80%) MVVM
15 19 (11.80%) MongoDB
15 19 (11.80%) NoSQL

Stress Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (9.32%) SAS
2 6 (3.73%) Apache
3 2 (1.24%) JBoss
3 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.62%) CMS
4 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.62%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.62%) IaaS
3 1 (0.62%) PaaS
3 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.86%) Firewall
2 2 (1.24%) DNS
2 2 (1.24%) SMS
2 2 (1.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.80%) MongoDB
2 19 (11.80%) NoSQL
3 14 (8.70%) Big Data
4 11 (6.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (6.21%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.73%) Base SAS
6 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.86%) MySQL
8 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.24%) Essbase
9 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.62%) HBase
9 1 (0.62%) MS Access
9 1 (0.62%) QlikView
9 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (19.25%) JIRA
2 30 (18.63%) JMeter
3 17 (10.56%) SoapUI
3 17 (10.56%) Subversion
4 16 (9.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 16 (9.94%) LoadUI
5 7 (4.35%) LoadRunner
5 7 (4.35%) Selenium
6 6 (3.73%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.11%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.11%) Gatling
7 5 (3.11%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.11%) The Grinder
7 5 (3.11%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.48%) JUnit
9 3 (1.86%) NUnit
9 3 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.24%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.24%) JConsole
11 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 73 (45.34%) Banking
2 71 (44.10%) Finance
3 51 (31.68%) Investment Banking
4 23 (14.29%) Front Office
5 6 (3.73%) Back Office
5 6 (3.73%) Retail
5 6 (3.73%) Retail Finance
6 5 (3.11%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.11%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.48%) Legal
8 3 (1.86%) Marketing
9 2 (1.24%) Publishing
10 1 (0.62%) Games
10 1 (0.62%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 77 (47.83%) Analyst
2 44 (27.33%) Business Analyst
3 35 (21.74%) Developer
4 26 (16.15%) Risk Analyst
5 20 (12.42%) Test Analyst
6 19 (11.80%) Project Manager
7 18 (11.18%) Credit Risk Developer
7 18 (11.18%) Performance Analyst
7 18 (11.18%) Risk Business Analyst
8 17 (10.56%) Risk Manager
8 17 (10.56%) Tester
9 16 (9.94%) Banking Analyst
9 16 (9.94%) Performance Test Analyst
9 16 (9.94%) Risk Project Manager
10 14 (8.70%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 13 (8.07%) Market Risk Project Manager
11 13 (8.07%) Regulatory Business Analyst
12 12 (7.45%) C# Developer
12 12 (7.45%) Market Risk Analyst
12 12 (7.45%) Market Risk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.91%) .NET
2 20 (12.42%) .NET Framework
2 20 (12.42%) Web Services
2 20 (12.42%) WPF
3 19 (11.80%) WCF
4 16 (9.94%) Reactive Extensions
4 16 (9.94%) Task Parallel Library
5 3 (1.86%) Middleware
5 3 (1.86%) React
5 3 (1.86%) RESTful
6 2 (1.24%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.24%) HTML
6 2 (1.24%) HTML5
6 2 (1.24%) SOAP
6 2 (1.24%) XML
7 1 (0.62%) CSS3
7 1 (0.62%) Node.js
7 1 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.62%) REST
7 1 (0.62%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 59 (36.65%) Credit Risk
2 57 (35.40%) Market Risk
3 20 (12.42%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (11.18%) Fixed Income
5 13 (8.07%) Equities
6 11 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.35%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.73%) Derivative
9 3 (1.86%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.86%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.86%) IPTV
9 3 (1.86%) OTC Derivatives
9 3 (1.86%) STB
10 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.24%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.62%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.62%) Clustering
11 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.21%) Linux
2 4 (2.48%) Unix
2 4 (2.48%) Windows
3 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.63%) Risk Management
2 30 (18.63%) Test Scripting
3 22 (13.66%) Performance Testing
3 22 (13.66%) Technical Analysis
4 21 (13.04%) Project Management
5 20 (12.42%) Software Testing
6 19 (11.80%) Integration Testing
6 19 (11.80%) MVVM
6 19 (11.80%) Test Automation
7 18 (11.18%) Analytics
8 17 (10.56%) Migration
9 14 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
9 14 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (7.45%) Functional Testing
10 12 (7.45%) Regression Testing
11 11 (6.83%) GAP Analysis
12 10 (6.21%) Business Analysis
12 10 (6.21%) Change Management
13 8 (4.97%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 69 (42.86%) SQL
2 26 (16.15%) C#
3 21 (13.04%) Python
3 21 (13.04%) VBA
4 19 (11.80%) R
4 19 (11.80%) T-SQL
5 12 (7.45%) Java
6 7 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.73%) C
8 4 (2.48%) C++
9 2 (1.24%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.24%) Perl
9 2 (1.24%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.24%) Scala
9 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.24%) VB
10 1 (0.62%) Korn
Qualifications
1 31 (19.25%) Degree
2 16 (9.94%) ISEB
2 16 (9.94%) ISTQB
3 12 (7.45%) Master's Degree
4 7 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.11%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.24%) CFA
7 2 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.62%) CISM
8 1 (0.62%) CISSP
8 1 (0.62%) CRISC
8 1 (0.62%) HND
8 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.62%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.70%) IFRS
1 14 (8.70%) IFRS 9
1 14 (8.70%) QA
2 8 (4.97%) Basel II
3 5 (3.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.48%) COREP
5 3 (1.86%) CRD IV
6 2 (1.24%) Basel III
6 2 (1.24%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.24%) MiFID
6 2 (1.24%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.62%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (9.94%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.86%) Perfmon
2 3 (1.86%) Puppet
3 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (1.24%) SELinux
4 1 (0.62%) Ansible
4 1 (0.62%) logstash
4 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (10.56%) HP
2 7 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.73%) Oracle
4 3 (1.86%) Dynatrace
4 3 (1.86%) New Relic
4 3 (1.86%) VMware
5 2 (1.24%) EMC
5 2 (1.24%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.24%) Murex
5 2 (1.24%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.24%) VocaLink
6 1 (0.62%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.62%) Applix
6 1 (0.62%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.62%) Charles River
6 1 (0.62%) Cisco
6 1 (0.62%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.62%) Perforce
6 1 (0.62%) Sybase